Variety reports that Bill Condon (Kinsey, Gods and Monsters) will be directing the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls.
The musical is loosely based on the true life story of Diana Ross and the Supremes during their years at Motown Records. The show debuted in 1981 and told the story of a trio of young black female singers in the early ’60s who found themselves in the midst of an industry dominated by white male singers.
This will not be Condon’s first experience with Broadway and film: Condon was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for Chicago. He has written a first draft for the Dreamgirls film.